By Guest Blogger Hannah Payne

With summer approaching, moms everywhere are looking for ideas on where to go and how to keep their families entertained. Kernersville is a great place to visit and spend time. Located between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, Kernersville is easily accessible. There are activities for all ages in what is claimed “the heart of the Triad,” including museums, breweries, DIY studios, parks and more.

Use our list below to pick some ideas for a day of fun with your family! Each venue is linked to the corresponding website where you can gather additional information.


Korner’s Folley – Kernersville’s very own unique historic home. Open for tours Wednesday-Sunday, tickets range between $6-10. 

Kernersville Pool & Splash Park – Located within the YMCA, this public community pool and water park has an Olympic size pool, slide, obstacle course, a shallow-depth splash park with and a large patio deck for relaxing. Grab snacks inside the lobby or bring a cooler! They even have a playground onside next to the fenced-in pool area.

Reptile Museum – CCSB Reptile Rescue and Rehab is NC’s largest non-profit reptile and rehab center. Dedicated  to turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards and more, they house over 250 reptiles! There is a suggested donation for entry.

Paul J Ciener Botanical Gardens – Enjoy the beauty and be inspired! The gardens are open to the public free of charge all day, every day of the year. Visiting with a group? Sign up for guided tours in the welcome center!


Harmon Park – Conveniently located downtown Kernersville, this park is open with a large multi-use grassy area for the kids to run. Bring a picnic or a party for a fun afternoon!


Fourth of July Park – Play tennis, skate in the skatepark, play basketball, check out the historic landmarks, walk the trails, play in the creek and enjoy the huge playground suitable for all ages. There are plenty of shelters, grills and space for gatherings. There is even a dog park for your furry friends!



Jane Made And Found – Looking for a unique, carefully curated gift? The inventory and set up at Jane is constantly changing. Shop locally made jewelry, one-of-a-kind antiques, repurposed home decor and super cool threads. Sign up for a craft class making anything from planters to stamped bracelets. Need home design? They do that too! Jane is a really unique place offering lots of cool things!

Lizzie’s Herb Shop – Check out all that Lizzie has to offer. Get a free consultation and experience the power of natural supplements, vitamins, essential oils, skin care and beauty products, plus homeopathic remedies. 

Eclection – Shop locally handmade and vintage gifts, host a party, take a craft class, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine!

Musten & Crutchfield – Serving the Kernersville community since 1938, Musten & Crutchfield is a food market providing local products you can’t get anywhere else. Featuring glass bottled soda, old-fashioned candies and homemade fudge, local meats and produce, this is a fun place to discover new and once-loved indulgences.



Patriot Pretzel Company

CAKE and All Things Yummy

Mike and Mike’s Italian Ice

Whit’s Frozen Custard

Intown Donutz

Doss’s Hotdogs & Ice Cream

Local Roots Coffee House & General Store

Zack’s Frozen Treats



Kernersville Brewing Company – Locally made beer and wine selections, food trucks, arcade games and live music.

Gypsy Road Brewing Company – Local beer and wine, food trucks and live music.

Breathe Lounge – Night bar with an eclectic menu of food and cocktails. Live music, DJ’s and private parties.

Whether you’re looking for a day trip, shopping experience or a night out, Kernersville has you covered! With so much to do and see, you’re bound to have a good time!


Click HERE to see our day trip directory!

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